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The LDS Daily WOOL© Archive - Doctrine and Covenants 88:123-124


(1/27/03)
"In modern times the Lord told his people they 'must visit the poor and the needy and administer to their relief' (D&C 44:6), and 'he that doeth not these things, the same is not my disciple' (D&C 52:40). The Lord commanded his saints to 'learn to impart one to another as the gospel requires.' (D&C 88:123.) President Marion G. Romney explained the importance of these commandments by relating them to the Savior's statement that when he comes in his glory, he will divide his people 'as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.' (Matt. 25:32.) He said, 'The test on which the division [will] be made on that great day [will] be the care given to the poor and the needy.'" Dallin H. Oaks, "The Lord's Way," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1991], p. 103

(1/28/03)
"Our bodies are truly the result of what we eat and the exercise we receive. If we are not wise, these little things can soon catch up with us to become major health problems that will limit our success and contribution. President Brigham Young once said, 'Let us seek to extend the present life to the uttermost, by observing every law of health, and by properly balancing labor, study, rest, and recreation.' The Lord said, 'Cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated.' (D&C 88:124.) Some suffer from too little sleep, and some suffer from too much. This might seem like a little matter, but the wise person learns the value of regular hours and sufficient sleep." Joseph B. Wirthlin, "Finding Peace in Our Lives," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1995], p. 59

(1/29/03)
"Lest we wrongly assume that traveling on the straight and narrow path requires hectic pace, let us remember that the Lord does not want us to weary by the way and for very good reasons. Thoughtless haste and spurts of service are not what is desired, for such naiveté is like the businessman who confuses volume with profit. The Lord has clearly indicated His concern for us if we are weary; He has even given us counsel on sleep to avoid that weariness and in order to be vigorous: 'cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated.' (D&C 88:124.)" Neal A. Maxwell, "Notwithstanding My Weakness," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1981], p. 3

(1/30/03)
"I heard President Harold B. Lee begin many a statement about matters involving revelation with an expression something like this: 'In the early hours of the morning, while I was pondering upon that subject....' He made it a practice to work in the fresh, alert hours of the early morning on the problems that required revelation." Boyd K. Packer, "Teach Ye Diligently," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1975], p. 244

(1/31/03)
"LDS physical education teacher Bert L. Fairbanks writes: 'You can't be healthy if you're in turmoil because of arguments with people close to you.... You can't be healthy if you are so worried about worldly problems that you are constantly tense. To be completely healthy, your whole life must be tuned to the Lord's pattern, both temporally and spiritually.' The idea of unified physical and spiritual health was also foreshadowed in a revelation received by Joseph Smith just two months before receiving the Word of Wisdom. Note how spiritual and temporal counsel are randomly mixed: 'Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean; cease to find fault one with another; cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated. And above all things, clothe yourselves with the bond of charity, as with a mantle, which is the bond of perfectness and peace.' (D&C 88:124-125.)" Victor L. Ludlow, "Principles and Practices of the Restored Gospel," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1992], p. 442


 
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